Propyl Paraben is a common preservative. It is found in many water based products such as cosmetics, cremes, lotions, shampoos, and bath products.
It is the ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. It occurs as a natural substance found in many plants and even some insects. It is manufactured synthetically for use as a preservative.
Synonyms- Propyl Paraben Preservative, 4-Hydroxybenzoesäurepropylester; propyl paraben; propyl p-hydroxybenzoate; propyl parahydroxybenzoate; nipasol; E216
Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.
- INCI Name: Propyl Paraben
- CAS no: 94-13-3
- EINECS no.: 224-208-8
- Appearance: White Powder
- Odor: Nuetral
- Formula: C10H12O3
- Water Solubility: .4% at 77°F
Use in Cosmetics and Soap Making
Commonly used in anti-aging creams, eye shadow, eye liners, eye drops, lip gloss, lipsticks, mascara, foundations and much more.
Keep in a cool (preferably below 85°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.
Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.